OLPC - Competition?

According to an article from 60 minutes, One Laptop per Child is having a bit of trouble being the philanthropist of the 21st century. Other companies are trying to make some bank off these efforts and its stifling the whole idea. Capitalism is fighting with Philanthropy.

I bashed these laptops a while back in a previous entry. But I have kept a close eye on their progress. Now, Nicholas Negroponte is running into trouble because other companies are trying to do the same thing he's doing. Making very inexpensive laptops for children. Since, by making these cheaper laptops, there is a lot of money to be made.

Just a point to be made. Are companies just trying to make money? Or actually try to help people who have less than themselves learn more about the world?

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